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Anthracite Workers Unite
With Bituminous Class
On Wage Policy
HALF MILLION AFFECTED
District Meeting Postponed
linti After National
NEW YORK, May 17. - The
anthracite mine worker will join
forces twith the bituminous miners
In formulating policies to govern
the negotiat ona of new wage
agreements With the coal opera
tors, to take the place of the con
tracts which expire May 31, 1922.
This action, which will consoli
date the ranks of the 500,000 or
ganized miners, was decided on
today at a conference between in
ternational officers of the I'nited
Mine Workers of America and the
presidents and Internat onat board
members of the three union dls
trlcts . comprisfng the anthracite
' District Meet Postponed.
Th conference decided that the
anthracite trl-distrlct convent on
which is usually held in August to
draw up new wage demand
should be postponed until after
the international convention of
the United Mine Workers a Indi
anapolis, September 20.
John L. Lewis, international
president of the United Mine
Workers explained that under thin
arrangement the Indianapol s con
vention would frame policies that
would ; govern both factions of
miners' in their wage negotiations.
He aald a date would be fixed aft
er the convention for the tri-dls-tritt
MERRY HOURS PLANNED
;i ! FOR NEW CITIZENS
, I (Continued from page 1)
and channiuK dames' and damsels
who now havj been with the ane
el fori half a century; to make it
Jntt as it us?d to be; but those
- who have known the dance only
as a jazz and a nightmare or
sound and. a paroxysm o move
ment, will wonder how under the
etiS they ever made things a?
beautiful as this old-time favor
v It's For Everybody
.Jt'a for everybody, and it will
te led I by pioneers of Salem who
can remember back to the times
when this was still one of the fa
vorites of all who danced Mr.
; Poisal waa one of the founders of
the old Salem board of trade, the
first club organisation from which
the pwesent Commercial club has
rrown.l The ceremonial was to
have beetf led by Mr. and Mrs
Gerald Vr-lk. but Illness com
pelled a change, and Mr. and Mrs
Pnisa.1 were nrevailed upon to
take tho place.
'A challenge1 was isrued to any
verson In Salem who says he does
n't care for mus'c oivthat he can't
ing because he has no voice, to
Tit through the community sing
dnrlna the -evening and not Join
la mi the chorus o' at least half
a dozen old favorites. They
simply aren't doing It this year.
: Composer to I;-"! Hong
The sing Is to be under the per.
aonal direction of Mrs. Carr.e B
Adams.! the famous American
romnoser. Almost a million
- choirs have aung hr music; for
.k. t.i. wrttton literally almost
countless of the most tuneHii
r-nrs on the market today. Some
of. them are easy, some of them
p difficult: but all have th-i in
Ish of artistry, the harmony of
rter'ect accord, and the rhythm ot
"ltgnetlc motion. That Salem can
have the cooperation ot such an
mlnentcomnoser, to ieaa m
- fanctlo such as this communVy
ni-.if.fest. Is Indeed a signal
Vn llnmh Folk Going
Wh.t will ther lng3 A whole
hour, for one thing, with "n,n
Nellie Gray." jonn nrow.
n.ttl C.rv of Freedom. )l
Black Joe." 'Dixie." "Just a Hong
at Twiltgbt," and a rcore of other
A.'ma ! la m. macnetlc leader
There It no dumb voice under her
v.n jArtrhodv sines. It 'Wjli
be the most notable event of the
kind In the History oi oaism.
UNION SEAMEN NOT
TO ACCEPT CALL
(Continued from page I )
District Attorney Robert
cmHori askine for the restrain
Inr order and for $l.onn a day
from May 1. for damages alleged
hn caused by the unions
during the marine strike which
has lied up shipping. miuuSu
rtructlng and hindering the
United States In the operation of
"Thm organttattons nameu as uc
fendant sre- Ji .'lne Engln
Heneticl.il n No
Master. M iee and Pilots of the
Pacific, Mrirlne Firemep, Oilers
sod Water Tenders' union of the
Pacific, Sailors' nnton ot the Pa
cific. Marine Cooks and Stewards'
association of the Pacific. Nep
tune Association of Licensed
Seven Years Bad
There is more fun lo
the dance scene than
can be foundl on the
Beach of Waikaiki
THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
Masters and Mates of Ocean and
Coastwise Steam Vessels. Inc.
ninshi U Ilahis.
The governments petition al
Wges that the I'nited States gives
preference to Ameriran-tiorn citi
zens and that the defendant Sail
ors' I'nion of the Pacific. Seattle
branch. Js largely composed of
Hiiens or naturalized citizens and
through its -list system" pro
vides that aliens shall precede
native born American in securing
"The American merchant mar
Ine has ibeen created throueh
creat efforts." said Histiiet At
torney Saunders, "and now that
It is created, the I'nited States in
tends to insure that it will con
tinue to function.
Alankan Communication I -sue.
"There is also involved tin.
question of keeping the line of
communications with Alaska ojen. j
The government intends to keep I
supplies moving info the north i
The steamship Northwestern,
chartered by the t'nited States
shipping board, sailed at 8 o'clock
tonight for Alaska ports, carry
ing th first cargo of supplies to
the north since the shipping strike
went Into effect May 1. The ves
sel is manned by a non-union
crew under the new reduced wage
scale of the shipping board.
Gladys Wyatt Escapes
From Industrial School
Gladys Wyatt. 17 years old. es
caped from the state industrial
school for girls yesterday, and it is
believed She may have gone to her j
home in Portland, which is at i
U85 Delaware avenue. She for-1
merly worked as a transfer girl
with Meier & Frank
The Wyatt girl was seea after
her escape near the Pringle school.
She escaped once before by swim
ming the stream which runs by
he school grounds. When she
eft the school yesterday she wa
dressed in khaki, bloomers and a
blue sweater. She Is about 5 feet i
Inches tall, weighs about 13liect had been discussed at the
pounds, has brown hair and hazel !
Over Six Hundred Cars
Counted on Portland Road
In returning from Portland
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hunt
made note of the great number of
automobiles which they met en
route, n the distance of 52 miles
the moving motor vehicles num
bered 645. It took them two
hours and 20 minutes to make
the trip. At this rate they could
count on meeting five cars every
minute, or about one every 100
Organizations to Co-operate
A joint meeting of the executive
committees of the American Le
gion and the Marion County chan
ter of the American Red CroF
yesterday afternoon resulted in
action which will determine the
future coarse of action between
the two organizations. The idea
of co-operation will predominate
n the relations of the two stron
ger than ever before, according to
the new plans.
Legion Man Here
George Clazton. chairman of
the American Legion bonus bill
campaign at Aumsvllle and Shaw.
was In Salem yesterday ronfering
with Commander B. F. Pound and
at Legion headquarters complet
ing ptans tor me campaign in the
districts which he represents.
Students Have Flank Dny
Monday was Flunk day for Joth
senior and junior classes at Wil-
amette un.versity. the seniors
nletng themselves away to Stiver
Creek Falls to enjoy the day In
rorgetrulness or school and studies
aand the Juniors going to Taylor's
Camp. Two truck loads of seniors
and three loads of Juniors made
the trips. Neither class was aware
that the other had chosen this
date to skip school.
Women's Circle Meets Today
The South Central circle of the
First Methodist church will meet
this afternoon at 2:30 at the home
of Mrs. N. T. Hellyer. 1655 South
High street, with Mrs. E. F. lav
ender and Miss Ella Moody as as
sistant hostesses. Mrs. A. T.
tl I m. 1 a
wuiperi w.n reaa a paper on
chools and libraries. A social aft
ernoon will follow the business
Pending Salmon Treaty
Opposed by Senator Jones
oendmr r V" h " , '
tVlUIMV"rm w . -.
ed State and i:r..i iirif.i..
regulate sockeyfi salmon fishing in Ij ',f'K,,n a prominent
the waters.of British Columbia ! P"V !" !" r',,n," '"' "!.
and the; state of Washington.!!""! ,hc K,'i,rMre'" n;,s up ,0
would operate to the benefit of the) ,a,'v',v allocated tp th. army for
Canadian fihrmen and injury of f ln a"ri;i1 hombing experiment-
American itsnervien. the senate
foreign relations com in ttee was
told today by C.rvernor Hart of
Washington and Snator Jones of
the same state.
They declared tht the treaty
would regulate fishing onlv in
part of Canadian waters wfrile it
would restrict fishing in all Wash
ington sockeye waters Coventor
Hart urged that the treaty was un
had enacted new
would protect the salmon.
Legion Men Put on 1
Two Programs Tonight!
Walter C Winslow. as speaker1
ior ine evening and a number of:
v V !Tir 1 ".l ' " rs ' "
....lio.ii,.- ...iiigni. to put on
mn T:,u ."
n. . . "rrrrri ,nwi'heir countries
Son. and Adji lill ,, .
Km r r l i J.U " " . " .
rielson. Music and other interest
Ing features will be presented and
Mr. Winslow will, present the Kol
djers' bonus bill for the voters
C K. Knickerbocker, a veteran of
- . w 1 1 1 1 1 r n a 1 1 I
-".j rate world war. has been
asked to go to Suhllmitv .ni,i,.
to explain the bill.
U" 8U,Mman tlaaalfled Ad -
War Department Decide
Not to Send Federal
Troops to Virginia
WILLIAMSON. W Va.. Mav
17 peace reigned tonight in the
West Virginia-Kentucky border
Slier jff ,. C. HinMHi of .Mingo
county said he had verified re
ports that there had been a few
scattered shots this afternoon in
tiie Kentucky hills opposite Mer
rimac. W. Va None of the shots
s-lrsuk in that town There had
been no other filing since Monday
night, he said.
In a statement issued tonight.
Frank Keeney. president of Iis
tiict IT. I'nited Mine Workers of
America, charged that the oper
ators. Covernor Morgan and c;-r-tiiin
officials of Mingo countv
were responsible for the situa
tion "existing in the Williamson
coal district." Harry Olmstead.
chairman of the labor committee
of the Williamson coal operators
association, also issued a state
ment hi which he declared that
the outbreaks "express the senti
ment of the I'nited Mine Work
ers of America over the failure of
Vw. ut.-;ii iniirtiipnt.il ' rtL.t full
i0 torcr recognition of the union."
vv siiivcmv tv i?.-v.i.
L.fai ( r,,u win tint used "atom?
jibe West Virginia-Kentucky bor
der, where disturbances in the
coal mining sections have occur
red until the states concerned
have exhausted their own resourc
es in coping with th situation
This decision was reached today
after Secretary Weeks bad held
several conferences and I b. Kiih-
cabinet meeting. It was corn-
municated by President Harding
Ir. a message despatched to Gov
ernor Morgan of West Virginia,
who with Governor Morrow of
Kentucky, had requested federal
Secretary Weeks reiterated to
day that the federal government
was not disposed to declare mar
tial law or to employ regulars
except as a last resort.
Special Sale May Be Neces
essary to Dispose of Ob
solete Men 0' War
WASHINGTON. May 17. A
"bargain sale" of obsolete naval
vei;sels. including battleships and
destroyers may be held by th-
navy department soon, it was in
dicated today. A study is being
made of ways of getting rid of
many useless war craft, it was
raid, a'd it was indicated that
the example of Great Britain
might be followed In selling use
less ships to be broken up for
There are 21- battleships and
as many destroyers carried on the
'second line" list, and officers
say that more than half of the
former should be disposed of.
All except two battleships are of
the "mixed battery" type, most
of them carrying four 12-inch
guns and eight H-lnch guns, w hile
the Kentucky, Illinois and Wis
consin mount obsolete 13-inch
main battery rifles.
Included in the "second line"
list is the famous old battleship
Oregon, but it is doubtrul if the
department will order it scrapped
recause of sentimental consider
ations. The latest and most use
ful battleships on the ''second
line" list are the Michigan and
he South Carolina, both launched
in 190K. but in the opinion or
naval men, long sine practically
valueless excel for training.
In addition the navy depart
ment has taken steps to dispose
of four other vessels The Indi
ana was sunk by placed bombs
an'1 hic fir": ,hP Mach is
'Its became a target for the gum
of the coast defense batteries in
"" - nw
,;f"r radio control experiments and
Held Urgent Necessity
NKW YORK. Mav IT The
preriiriK need of stabilizing for
eign exchange and the necessity
of American exporters making
W. . . KitdiHi (kin i'j sen wiiai lor
athmgtfui j ' , ' " was reported to be yorv
law hih efPn Importers want, in order to,, , , .
laws wnKht. ... , . ' lv before m dn-cht T
ercater efforts to 8ell what for
K ii.i .... a i . .
Mm', ip American rraoe. were
pointed out to the National As
-ociation of Manufacturers fodav
b" representatives of several for
T. f' Suez. Chinese rnnsiil here
lt Pulio Iti.inchi. minister rrcm
tluatemala. Sadieh - Ks-SaPaneb.
jKlialde. minister from
irci of It;lv
'"''P enditons with
The note princj-
streswl by each was th"
influeiH-e of unfavor
able exchange rates
UO.XKItS I lit AW
NKW YORK Mav I 7 Corpor
al Toomey. lightw-i-hf box in
! fn,mn""' '"" 'l'" army. fonKnf a
I '"-round draw tonight
much ii i namy .narp.
lr Statesman tlansiflcl Ad,
Western Oregon Road Condition
Summarized in Statement Issued
By Highway Department Officials
The following suniainry of the'
conditio,! of Western Oregon roads
i prep.;i . i hy tho state highway
il;p;i i t iii nt :
Oregon (My. under
In lie ea!-t side route
v a Milwau-
kie or Kighly-econd street, both
ot which are paved; Oregon City
to Car-by. paved; 'an In -A u rora.
craeled and in good condition ex-
cpt a little rough; Aurora-Salem,
West Side Highway Portland
to Newberg. paved; New berg to
Dundee, under const ruction. 'de
toiir graveled but rough: Dundee
o St Joe. graeid and in lair
condition' St Joe to McMinnville.
paved; MrMiiinvlle to Amity,
graveled but. rough; Amty to
Holmes Gap. paved except short
strip near Holmes Gap which is in
i.or condition but passible;
Holmes Gap to Kickreall. graveled !
t u rough in spots.
Tualatin Valley Highway --Tu-!
ul:itin to Korcst drove. pavecL !
Kore.-t drove to Yamhill, under
(instruction, detours only fair;
Yamhill to McMinnville. paved.
Salem-Dallas High way Satem
nruuk s corner. paved; trunk's
corner to Dallas, graveled but
McMinnville - Tillamook High-
TO HELP DRIVE
Tas Day to Be Held Satur
day; Many Prominent
Assisting Mrs. John J. Koberts.
chairman and executive of the
dr w for funds tor the Albertina
Kerr Nursery Home, for the next
few days wiil be Mrs. It. L. Rus
sell, who came down from Port
land Monday night to help Mrs.
Koberts carry out the campaign
which she lias outlined in Salem.
Either of the ladies may be reach
ed at the headquarters at the Ma
Tag day. which was postponed
from last Saturday, will be held
this coming Saturday, with many
prominent social and club women
and a large number of high school
girls under the direction of Miss
Harriet Lien helping. Tags will be
sold on the streets, in places of
business and at the homes all day
Saturday. It is the one big part
of the campaign in which every
body can givn a bit.
Soliciting in tho homes and in
business houses for larger sub
scriptions are a large number of
social and club women who are
giving considerable tome toward
the success of the campa'gn.
Friday will be the Willamette
university Tay day. with Presi
dent Carl Gregg Doney in charge.
Mrs. Russell expressed herself
as being very much pleased with
the hearty response and the en
thusiasm which both workers and
subscribers are showing in Salem.
She also was much interested in
the prizes offered by local mer
chants to the persons selling the
Trial of Ship's Officers
Is Continued at Seattle
SEATTLE). Jay 17. Hearing
of Third Officer Arne Hage of
the steamship Governor, sunk off
the Washington coast with the
loss of eight lives on April 1. on
charges of "dereliction of duty"
was tak?n up before the I'nited
Slates steamb oat inspectors here
Ilage's testimony today, sup
ported by that of Capt. II II.
Marden. pilot of the Governor,
was to the effect that his absence
from the bridge at the time of
the collision was a matter of act
i ual duty.
Hage's testimony "completed to
day's hearing and the board ad
journed without fixing a date
for continuation of its investiga
tion. ajt John Alwen. master of
he freighter West Hartland.
which rammed the Governor and
w ho was exonerated of blame in
the preliminary report of the
hoard, today was charged with
negligence and inattention to duty
i 'n charges filed by ( art. William
Fisher, supervising inspector here
for the federal :.tearnto;it inspec
Montana Attorney is
Near Death from Injury
SAN' FPANISCO. Cal . May 17
.fohn It. Clayb'Tg. former chief
justice of the supreme court of
Montana, suffering injuries and a
Iractured sku'l as the result of
having been run down bv an au
'mobile hero last Werlnesd'n
lv before midn-ght The atfend
inb nurse said it was improbable
be would survive throughout the
iiitht. Mr Clavberg s vears
Thousands of Japanese
Working for U. S. Navy
SAN FRANCISCO C. May 17
Thn.i.and, or Japane,, are be-
inp employed on lllite,! Slate
gow-rnment a,mv and naw con -
vtru.tion projects i the Hawaiian
Islands, dcclaied mernbers of a
bgi-laitve cm.-on hund for
Washington. i C . which arrived
tin San Francisco today aboard the
steamer Sonoma from Honolulu.
A. Washington the commission,
it as stated by Senator Charles
I A Hir e, chairman, w ill ask that
erti ploy eVn t of aliens who ate
ineligible to citizenship on mili-
- McMinnville - Sheridan.
paved; Sheridan to Grande Konne.
under construction and rough,
but passable; Grande Konde-Hebo.
macadamized and in good condi
tion; Hebo-Peaver. under con
struction and roiith: Reaver-Hemlock,
paved; Hemlock - Pleasant
Valley, under construction and
rough; Pleasant Valley to Tilla
Columbia Hiver Highway -Portland
Jo Astor a. paved except
through the city of lia riier. about
one mile which is graveled but
lioosevelt Highway Astoria to
Warrenton, paved. part single
track pavemenfr; Warrenton to
Skipanon, under construction,
traffic being passed through for
the present with slight delays;
Skipanon to Seaside, single track
pavement or gravel in good condi
tion; Seas de to Hamlet Junction.
original unimproved county road
but graveled and in fair condition;
Hamlet Junction-South two miles.
unsii rf aced. passable after three
days of dry weather; Tillamook
j County Line to Tillamook, grav
eled county road in fair condition.
Mt. Hood Loop Koad Portland
o Gresham. paved; Gresham to
Sandy, graveled, in good condi
t on ; Sandy. to forest Moundary.
unimproved and very rough.
tary or naval projects in Hawaii
"Americanlzat in of Hawaii is
our slogan," Senator Rice said,
"and wo are endeavoring in our
territorial legislation to move rap
id'y toward this end."
Madame Curie is Feted
By Society of Science
NEW YORK. May 17. Ma
dam" Marie Curie, co-discoverer
of radio, was feted as the "Queen
of the Scientists of the World ' at
a luncheon given in her honor to
day by four American stientifi"
societies. Tonight she attended
a reception held by the New York
Academy of Sciences.
Passes Her Examinations
ROCKLAND. Me.. May 17
The superdreadnaught Tennessee
today passed her final entrance
examinations into the t'nited
States navy and tonight lert for
Boston to replenish her supply ot
fuel oil. She will then go to t7TT
New York navy yard, her last
stop before beginning the trip tc
the Bremerton navy yard on th
! Ministers Asked to Crush
CHICAGO. May 17. The min
Isters of America were urged to
"do all in their power to crush
any and every sentiment we hear
against England," in an address
tonight by the Rev. Charles F).
MaeFarland of New York, general
secretary of the Federal Council
of Churches of Christ In America,
before the congress on reduction
"Everywhere abroad," he said,
"one finds unrest dangerous un
rest England, conservative to
the superlative degree, is the
great balance wheel, the great
He said that in his trip abroad
he "found everywhere a hope that
America would enter the league
of nations or join in home other
Instrument that would bring the
Dr. S. L. Gulick. secretary of
the Oriental relations committee,
warned the delegates that war
whisperings were sweeping Japan
and urged ministers to discourage
all talk of war.
High Water Danger is
Abated at Ellensburg
FLLKNSIU'IU;. Wash , May 17.
Flood water in the Yakima river,
which rained over four feet In
two days, enme to a standstill late
today and the danger is believed
averted unless heavy rains should
occur in the Cascade mountains.
The water tonight is within three
feet of the top of the dike pro
tecting the city pumping plant.
The municipal light plant is not
belie ved to be in i njme.i ia t e dan
ger. The flood water has not Hi
yet caused any serious damage.
Lloyd George Denies He
Offered to Meet Irishman
LOM0. May 17. -- When
Premier Lloyd C.eorge was irnited
today to say something concern
ing the rtatenient printed in the
Dublin Freeman's Journal Mon
day that he had offered lo meet
Kamonn lie Valera or other Irish
leaders without conditions, the
following .statement was iss-ued
from tho official residence of t he
"Mr Lloyd Ceorge has made
no statement on (he subject of
Mr. fie Valera beyond wha h.
already ha stated in the house
'f com i, ions."
Night Flight of Mail
Service is Postponed
SALT LA KK CITY. May I 7 - The
I fiftl !:i n i rr L I rll-Li
I . u .. '"tor program of
' " .
I . . . w rts announce
I " , ,.. V " "y(MHjnr K" r
I ' 'P-rin.endeht f the
I , ' r 'V ma" H"rvi
1 1 Z f' " "nnounrod t hat mo.
. . " . "pPrlH ' """'en. cap-
" 'living liiiiii pound j of
man are t repFace fhe de Havi
la:id Four planes now used in con
tinental air mail flights.
KOfln Ihp nincclfinrl Arl-
WF.nNF.SD AY MORNING, MAY 18, 1921
Sharon of Portland Chosen
Grand Scrivc 28th Con
A l.ilANV. Or., May 1 7
olaii of Portland was
grand patriarch f the grand en
campment of Oi 'gon for the coin
n v w;ir at the A 7 1 h annual con-
ventioit of that organization n re
E E. Sharon of
re-el. ( -ted grand scribe for
vii eMticc utive time and W
Krancis or Albany was re-elected
grand treasurer for a lth con
Keciit've annual term. R- r.
Kirkpatrick of Pendleton, the re
iiring grand patriarch, was chos
en representative to the sovereign
grand lodge, tho national organ
ization, for a term of two yearn.
Other o I cers named in the r-n-n:il
election werv Grand hiRli
priest W. E. Wadsworth of ilar
risburg; grand senior warden.
Frank P. Light- of lkeviw;
grand junior warden. W. K. Sics-afoo-e
of Monmouth; grand mir
shal C L Shattwk or Prinevilie;
grand sentinel. G Wiltshire of
forvallis; grand oiiter sentinel.
H. V Hamilton of Enterprise.
The encampment completed its
work tonight and adjourped to
make way for the preliminary
work of Us 3." th annual conven
tion today and will be in M-HS'.on
two mote days.
TO CUT Wffi
Reduction is Seven and Half
Cents Per Hour Both
Sides of Cascades
PORTLAND. May 17 Wage
reductions or TVi cents an hour
were voted laite today by th
board of directors of the Loyal
Legion of Loggers and Lumber
men, effective June 1. The min
imum was fixed at $3 for ct m
moii labor and will a;ply equally
to both sides of the Cascade
mountains. Higher paid workers
will be reduced in proportion.
Alien employes on logging camp
railroad work wefe reduced a fur
ther -r) cents an hour.
The present scale is based on
a minimum of $3.40 east of the
mountains and J3.60 west of the
Cascades. The board in fixing
the new basic wage at $3 for both
regions decided 'to wipe out the
The basic wage, it was said by
directors present; is paid to about
15 per cent of the employes of
the logging camfs and mills of
Oregon. Washington and Idaho,
the territory ombraced in tho
The wage decision was reached
after a protracted debate. The
settlement represents a 50-i0
compromise between the present
scale and the competition of non-
Four-L operators, said President
N. F. Coleman.
IS BUILT IIEfiE
Contract for Naval Vessel is
Signed With Construc
NKW YORK, May 17. A con
tract for the ronri ruction in the
I'nited States of a 20,000-ton elec
trically driven combination fuel
supply ship for thie Japanese navy
was signed today with the New
ork Shipbuilding corporation
This announcement was mad': by
f'aptain M. Yokura. chairman 01
the imperial .Japanese naval com
mission. The mission, which will
shortly sail for home, tonight was
given a farewell dinner.
Captain Yoknna characterized
the placing of this contract as evi
Unce of Hi- cordial foling which
Japan has for the I'nited States
He said it was proof that .la-p:n
desired only the- most friendly
commercial relations with this
country, which he aid. for bait
h century has been Japan's tru
friend and ally.
l J. Baldwin, chairman of the
directorate of t Ite shipbuilding
corporation, said this contract
whs the first placed by .lapa'i in
the Tinted States. for-a naval ves
sel in many years.
Tho contract, he "added, jH n
recognition of the development oi
the Am'-rican sh iphn ild ing indu
try during the war as well as an
indication of chanm-d Industrial
conditions throughout the world
Signor Giolitti Upheld
In Italian Elections
ROM '.. May 17 (By the Asso
elated Press I The national coal
ilion party, supporters of the miti
i.lry of Signor (llolitti. have el"r-t-'if
L'tw; members 'in the new par
liament. according to the latest
computation of returns !rom Sun
The latest figures show that th
Socialists have elected I :', I nvem
hers; Catholics KM; Republicans
10. Iollowers of Premier Nitti !.
Slavs and Hermans four.
ln Sardinia, five home rule dep
ulies were elected." Previously
the home rule party bad not been
Accord in ir to the latest returns
the cabinet has been reelected and
addition former I'remiers Or
lando. Salandra ana rsuu rM
Signor Denirola. former president
of the chamber of deput es. who
received large majorities.
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Object of Association
WASHINGTON. May 17
House members rrom agricultural
districts have organized to pas
legislation affecting the fanner;
Representative Dickinson of
Iowa Is chairman. Senators from
agricultural slates recently formed
a similar bloc Members of the
house group include Representa
tive. French. Idaho; Evans, N:
braska; Strong and I loch. Kansa
Christonhei-Kon and Williamson
nplf)n . Ilur,nesSi North Dakota.
Tnvior. Colorado and Hudspeth';
resented in the organization.
Road to Be Constructed
ROSE HI' RG, Or.. May 1 7 -
According to For"st Supervisor
Ramsdell. an agreement has beeii
reached between the forestry de
partment and the national oark
service looking to construction pi
a road connecting Crater III
with Diamond lake.
Searching Ships Find
No Trace of Conestoga
HONOLULU, T. H . May 17, -r
Admlral William R. Shoemaker,
commandant of the 14th naval
district, announced here todJj?
that the last ship of th" flotilla
which has been searching for the
missing naval tug Conestoga. ha
returned to port and that none of
the ships reported any trace Ot
the vessel. Naval authorities Sice
considering th dispatehment pt
another searching flotilla, it was
learned. The search for the min
ing vessel has covered a radius t
14 00 miles from Hawaii. lb
Whitman College Given ft
$75,000 by Weyerhausefs
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. May
17. -Children of Mr. and Mt.
Frederick Weyerhauser have pt-
Hned 175.000 to Whitman col
lege to perpetuate the memory
their narenU In the norrnwem.
The iH't was announced in chapfl
todav bv President S. n. L. Fett-
rose. The money is to endow
chair of biblical literature. if
Captain Scott Plays His
700th Consecutive Game
ST LOUIS. Mo., May 17. Ef-
erett Scott, captain of the Bostpft
nlnvine against St.
Louis today, participated in lt
700th consecutive major leagjtt
game. Scott fielded brilliantly at
short, handling seven chances, nc
failed to hit safely in four turn
MOSCOW. Idaho. May 17. 4
Burley high school won the statfe
high school track meet here to
day with 42 1-2 points. Kellog
was second w th 14 3-4; Lewlsten
13; Moscow 12 1-4; Boise 12. Doe
of Hurler was high point winner,.
Threo state high school record
were broken and two others tied.
F.COKNE. Ore.. May 17.
ficorge M. Bohler has been re
tained for another year as basket
ball and baseball coach at th
University of Oregon, It was an,
novneed here tonight. He Is a
brother of "Doc" Bohler. director
of athletics at'Washlngton State
TENANTS Al BE
New Policy - for Apartment
Houses Proposed, but
VIK.NNA. May 17 The pre,
posed law to give Viennese apart
ment dwellers front door keys arid
relieve the concierges from the
duty of letting them in and out
is meeting widespread opposition
Apparently the people themselves
do not want it and the new.-papefa
are unanimous against it.
It is also meeting with opposi
tion from the insurance com pit
nies on the ground of increasd
danger ot burglary if the watch
ful eye of the concierge is removed
from the entrance. The Mer
chant. assoc at ion has made a for
mal protest against its passage, ij'
The papers advance such ingei
tion.; arguments as: What can Ji
man do if he returns home late a:t
night and has lost nr forgotten
his key? What about night tele
grams and doctors' visits' Mu.ii
every metnlier of the family have
-i key at such cost ? f:
One paper even gravely sug
gests the plight (,f a man who
mieht get drunk and have his key
stolen . v'
The chormoim si.e of front dor
keys here is not overlooked fn tllW
general argument and it looks s
if the Concierges' assoc ation
which demands tho law is going th
be defeated. J
American readers must remem
ber that there Is no such thine III
Austria as the open apartment
house vestibule with its electric;
bell or speaking tubo to every
apartment, but the ttias.He do.rr'
with enormous locks cut the house
from the street except for the
janitors' bell. f
Wednesday, showers; moderate;
bouthwestet ly winds.
Objection is Made to Drastic
Restriction in Usae of
W AmttVCTIIV Mav 17 I
' ' ' j . . avep .
resei.tatives of chemists who ap.
!i aa-ed bef(re the lion -e judiciary
committee today to give their
views concerning the bill to '
strengthen the Volstead law, par
ticularly as to the sale of medical
beer, protested against legislation
which they said tended to restrict
the legitimate use of alcohol la'
IWUUMI ) .
Kxist ng laws, they contended,
should be clarified to prevent un
warranted governmeneal interfer-
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ence aim nrw legislation. 11 mod
at tighter enforcement of the pro
hibition amendment, should ex
empt denatured alcohol, which It
was pointed out cannot be used
ior oeverage purposes.
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president of the l.'nited States
Chemical company, declared thera
was a continual tendency by pro-
hih tion advocates to encroach on
Charges of the witness that the
prohibition law in some InstancM
has been interpreted to the detri
ment of the chemical Induitrr '
caused Chairman Volstead to
challenge his remarks. Mr, Vol-1
stead declared that if injnstkeg
were being inflicted, steps woold '
be taken to remedy defects la the :
law. He asserted however, that
many complaints against tho pro-'
niDitiun law were not justified.
Mr. - Whitaker declared thr
was a Joker in the bill now btlon
me committee mat would wry a
mi on uenaiurea arconoi.
Similar contentions wers ex.
Dressed by C. L. Parsona. Wah-;
ington. secretary of the Americta
Chemical society and two other
lion. j -
One Dead, One Injured
n Walla Walla Accident
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Mar
17. Arthur James Massnn l; it
dead and Walter Buchanan, is,
of Spokane, is in a hospital wlta
concussion of th-s brain with a
bare chance t live ac the result
of an automooile accident - lata
last nieht When a hiir rar Arlwom
by Buchanan smashed into the
steel bridge across the Walla Wal
Mrs. Grace Daughtry. 217 West
Birch street, who was reported tf
have been in the accident, den!et
it. Claiming una was nnrr l-n
accident ln Walla Walla earlier !
the evening In thia aha ! hik.
ed up by Tom O'Rourke who wal
with her. A woman's tiinrfhnl
was found in the fatal wreck but
had no identifying markl. ; ;
Buchanan is a widower.' Ha has
a son and daughter in JSposane.
Masson leaves a widow aad three .
children. The automoblia , was
wre'ked. j -
Ralph Duchman of Colfax, was
with the two men earlier in the
evening but not at the time of the
accident. Letters found In tne
car addressed to Duchman led to
a mistake last n ght In Identlff
ing one of th"! men as DuchnTaa.
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Wins in Seattle Bout
SEATTLE. May 17. Lee An
derson. Oakland. Cal., heavy.
weight, won a four-round decision
over Terry Keller of Chicago la
the ma n event of a card staged
by the Cascade Athletic club here
In the seml-wlndup. Franue
t Seattle welterweight.
won a decision over Stanley -WUIlf
or I'ortiana, ure.
Joe Harrahan of Seattle Ml-.
pointed Johnny Kiske of R
Island. III., in a four-round
ciai cveni. luey ic """ ;
Foreign Legion Hero
Is Dying by Inches
Froldeveaux. hero of the French
tu Avtnt of an all
r.ient that has pawled specialist
ror two years. Uttle by HUM
his legs and parts ot both arm
v i in m. setie
11(11- ir--l A III JIJ l - .
of .'!: operations that bava
stopped the spread of th mala.
He is soon to be moved Ir
a hospital to his hoir.t where It
is hoped, he may receive la cere
mony, before he dies, the C1
de (iuerre awarded him if tw
French government. ' -t
tobacco makes 50
good cigarettes for i
10 c -